Forever Yours (HB)

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Author: Bonaventure D’Pietro
Translator: Willy Goes

9781635350357 | HB | pp.  348 | 2017 | Goa 1556

Forever Yours by Bonaventure D’Pietro is a docu-novel which tells the story of a family in Goa. It describes the family customs and traditions and events that occur.

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Forever Yours appears to comfortably wear the apparel of a docu-novel. Set in contemporary village Goa, the story of the family of João Mistri is narrated by his son Isidor, a story the beginning of which the boy has heard his grandmother relate. The account spans three generations, it throws light on major family events like birth and death, and many attendant social customs and personal quirks of the characters that inhabit this mini-cosmos. But the central motif is marriage, all that it signifies to the family, the neighbourhood, the community. As the daughters of João Mistri are married, one after the other, times change, and tradition slowly, very slowly, gives way to new ways of thinking, doing, being. The author takes immense pains to document the mores of a Catholic neighbourhood in Goa, especially those that revolve around marriage the network of relationships, the food and drink, the songs, the turns of phrase, and the beliefs that underpin the social fabric. — Isabel de Santa Rita Vas

Additional information

Author:

Bonaventure D'Pietro
Translator: Willy Goes

ISBN:

9781635350357

Binding:

Hardback

Pages:

348

Year of Publication:

2017

Publisher:

Goa 1556

Edition:

First

Condition:

New

Country of Origin:

India

About the Author

Bonaventure D’Pietro (the pet name of Bonaventure Peter Fernandes) has authored some 17 books in Konkani. Based in Grand Chinvar, Anjuna, the versatile 73-year-old author is also a musician, journalist and singer too. His first novelette. Soitanacho Ghutt (Satan’s Mystery) was penned by him at the age of 15. It was published in the Konkani section of O Heraldo, when the late Allen Costa was its editor, Due to financial pressures, he migrated to Bombay in 1962. The tough times notwithstanding, he emerged as the James Hadley Chase of Konkani writing. Due to his love of the written word he would write, typeset, print, bind and publish his own novels in the after-work hours at a press where he worked. Some of the first editions of his novels are known to have sold even 3500 copies. His work includes novels, novelettes, short stories, children’s literature, and more.

About the Translator

Willy Goes (Wilfred Eusebio Goes), writer and musician, works as Assistant-Professor in Applied Art at Goa College of Art. He has seven books in Konkani and one in English to his credit till date. He is also a recipient of several literary awards. His is credited with the first Konkani audio book Khand.

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